Thursday, March 1, 2012

Link with Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers "Linking with Love" Blog Hop!  We believe it is important to always give credit when it is due to another crafter.  For this unique hop all of our design team members used the same inspiration piece to create their project.  Each of them will make an example of themselves as to how to properly "Link with Love" and credit the inspiration.  We'll be running the hop thru Noon EST on Sunday - so you have plenty of time to get thru it!


Liz Qualman created this beautiful layout and we have all used it for inspiration.  Each of us will tell what part we took our inspiration from.  The whole hop will culminate at Liz's blog where she'll provide us with a new sketch for inspiration.

Here is my take on the sketch!


Link With Love


Liz's Sketch


I loved Liz's Sketch...I turned it on the side and put my photo up top and added my string of flowers, on the bottom.  I love how she hand stitched her's, so I thought I would give it a try.  Love the look!  Also added a few tags to the side!  The gorgeous paper from MME's Miss Caroline already had the frame like her sketch...it all came together perfectly!


Many of the designers are providing prizes at their stop and Practical Scrappers is providing a prize for one person who becomes a follower at each stop (for all the details head over to Practical Scrappers).


Jenny Evans (you should have arrived from here)
Cathy Harper (you are here)
Caz Hancock (now go here)



I have a RAK to give a way...to qualify to win it...you must become a follower of all of the designers blogs and Practical Scrappers Blog.


 Leave a comment telling me who your favorite paper company is right now.
I will be giving a way an an entire Collection Pack and 12x12 chipboard to match from a leader in the industry! 
Super fun!
I will post the winner here Tuesday, so check back!


Now off you go to
Caz's Blog

34 comments:

Liz said...

Awwwww - so very pretty and love how it is turned! TFS.

Heather said...

Love your layout!! I would say right now I am really loving Teresa Collins! Her lines are so amazing!!

Ann said...

What a lovely photo to start with and very pretty layout.

Carolina said...

Wow! That s a fantastic picture and an amazing layout!

Christa said...

Caz, this is stunning! I love the colours and your photo on an angle. Your stitching is so inspiring too. I am in love with AUthenique..if I do say so..but I love MME for their Miss Caroline release.

Me-Ma Kim said...

I am hopping along today!I am a new follower. What an AWESOME Layout! LOVE the stitching and the flowers! I would have to say that my FAVE paper company is Authentique, Love the Wonder Collection! Thanks for the chance. TFS and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

silvia said...

I LOVE your take on the page!! The flowers are fabulous and the picture you used is adorable!!

My *current* fav paper co. is Graphic 45

Shaunery said...

BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE! So, I'm an official follower now and my favorite is MME and Tim Holtz anything. Mixing the two makes me very happy! :D

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I especially like the flowers you added along the bottom of your layout!

Michelle said...

Such a pretty layout!

Amber S said...

Wow, you're LO is stunning! I love the way you interpreted this. Currently, my fave paper company is Authentique.

AmyJ said...

Your layout is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. I plan on following everyone today. There is so much inspiration to be gained I couldnt help myself anyway. I now follow you too. My favorite paper company. Wow you mean I have to choose one. Well that's hard because I love so many of them from Graphic 45, DCWV, Teresa Collins, and the list goes on. There are so many wonderful ones out there. Im just going to have to choose one. so I pick DCWV right now.

Rachelle said...

Love your LO and blog. Now following. I like echo park.

Joan A. said...

I love Echo Park!

Love, love,love your layout!

Donna said...

what a terrific layout. beautifully done

Stephanie U said...

Love the bow on the tag the best I think. The size of it is something I wouldn't have thought to even consider.

Laurel said...

looks great, love the colors!

gram cheryl said...

My favorite is momenta!

Kristy Mutchler said...

I LOVE the way you matted this beautiful photo! And my favorite paper company right now is Echo Park. They ALWAYS have an item that fits my needs, whatever they are!

Ruth G said...

Really lovely! Your stitching really works right in with the paper design and how you placed your flowers!
I'm really excited about all the new Bella Blvd releases, so I guess that'd be my favorite company, but I like lots of other individual lines within other companies, too! Thanks for the chance!

caroline hancock / Scrappercaz said...

Oh i love it, and that picture is awesome , Caz:)

Sharon said...

You are such an inspiration to us! Hands down my favorite company is My Mind's Eye. Loving all of their collections!

Sarah said...

This LO is fantastic Cathy!

Teresa Jaye said...

Cathy you layout is so pretty and is perfect for that gorgeous picture. I love your flowers and stitching. My all time favorite manufacturer is a tie between Basic Grey and My Minds Eye - depending on what kind of a mood I'm in and what I'm scrapping! I am a new follower! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Christine said...

Great job Cathy! I like how you turned it and wowzers that picture is gorgeous!

Laureen said...

Hopping Around and I have became your new follower! I am eyeing the Authenique!

Stephanie U said...

My (two) favorite companies are Authentique and My Mind's Eye. If Authentique had more lines and was more available, it would probably be #1. But, MME's variety keeps it tied with A.

Sherri said...

I like the way you added the tags. my favorite is still basic grey

Audrey Yeager said...

This is so beautiful! that photo is amazing!

Patricia said...

Loving your layout! Thanks for sharing it! I"m a new follower to you! I think right now Authentique is my fav manufactuer! thanks for the chance!

croppinmama said...

I love how you turned the layout. I'm blog hopping and I'm a new follower. I am loving My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart line right now. It's just so pretty.

scrappin_mom3 said...

What an awesome photo and I love that you turned it sideways! Great take on layout and LOVE your work Cathy!

hugs,
Kerri

Liz Chidester said...

This is gorgeous and the photo is stunning. Fabulous job!!

Heather P said...

Really lovely work- I am your newest follower! :)
Heather P
www.heather-p.blogspot.com